CMC & Silenta
It's no secret that the original feeling of hip hop, with its party grooves, b-boys, and breakers, was successfully transmitted from the Bronx to Europe long ago. A healthy number of European groups and artists adopted hip hop poses, translating the beats and attitude for their audiences. Expressive twists and turns on a traditional sound vibrate even today, leading the way for DJs and producers to explore the genre with impressive, dance floor-worthy results. Germany's funky breakbeat duo CMC&Silenta are a shining example, crafting tunes that draw inspiration from hip hop as well as their country's electronic music legacy.